Dionne Quintuplet Infant ; Annette ; Composition Swivel Head Doll
This set consists of one composition swivel-head doll and its detached right arm. The doll has molded hair and ears, painted facial features including brown highlighted eyes, brown brows and hair, and black eyelashes. Closed mouth; red rose petal lips. Bent limbs are jointed at hips and shoulders. Doll wears an off-white cotton organdy gown with laced trim collar and sleeves, a slip of the same fabric, and a white cloth diaper held together in front with a gold safety pin. All clothes are machine stitched. The dress has a white and red manufacturer's label sewn into the collar that reads, "Dionne Quintuplets, Annette, Exclusive Licensee, Alexander Doll Co. N.Y."
This doll came to History Colorado in 1988 as part of the Bernice Lang doll collection. The doll was collected by either Bernice Lang, Wilmette (Minnie) Belle Jackson (Bernice's mother), or Lindy Lou Lang, Bernice's sister or mother-in-law as an addition to their doll collection. The doll is not thought to have been used by any of the three ladies as children. No further provenance is recorded in any records obtained by History Colorado.